Lifestyle

Tales from customer service

When I was in high school, I made the unfortunate decision to take a job as one of Santa’s helpers at my local mall.Continue...

The MCU is finally making strides in women representation

Last week, when I opened Disney+, I was met with a banner promoting Captain Marvel with the caption “Celebrate International Women’s Day.” I was infuriated.Continue...

Staff Picks: Best meals on campus

There are lots of things to miss about being on campus: walking past ivy-covered buildings, working in the libraries, and grabbing something delicious to eat between classes.Continue...

The melting pot: How my housemates and I bonded over food

When my five housemates and I met in October of our first year at Queen’s, all that connected us was a mutual friend, Amy. We were six young women thrown together, each from different religious backgrounds and ethnicities, all planning to live under the same roof.Continue...

How adopting my cats changed my life

In a corner of my living room at any given time, there’s a pile of Whiskas cat food scattered across the hardwood floor.Continue...

How the pandemic is changing my relationship with my body

A lot of things I love have been taken away by the pandemic, but one thing I have gained this past year is a greater appreciation for myself and my body.Continue...

Sipping local: exploring lesser-known Kingston coffee shops

With Kingston claiming the title of highest per capita restaurants in the country, it’s no surprise the city is saturated with charming, small-town coffee shops.Continue...

STEM & the City: Diversity drivers

The fashion industry has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to challenging the status quo. Some designers embrace social movements long before they become embedded in mainstream society.Continue...

Taylor Swift is mad, and we should at least respect that anger

Last week, Taylor Swift called out the Netflix series Ginny & Georgia for making a sexist joke at her expense. Unsurprisingly, Swift’s criticism spurred a divisive response online. Some are interpreting it as a #girlboss moment, applauding Swift for her candour. Others think she can’t take a joke.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: What’s the correct order to watch the MCU?

Suggesting that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is easy to follow is a stretch—it’s a lot of material to work through. The best way to optimize your enjoyment of these films is to watch them in order of year they were released, not the chronological order of events within the MCU.Continue...

The Bachelor’s racism doesn’t end with Chris Harrison

After 19 years of hosting ABC’s The Bachelor , The Bachelorette , and Bachelor in Paradise , Chris Harrison is stepping aside. It’s unknown when or if he will return.Continue...

‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ is the perfect romance for pandemic-era dating disappointment

It doesn’t top the original, but the third instalment of the To All the Boys franchise delivers the same comforting, romantic idealism as its predecessors.Continue...

Living at home versus on-campus during a pandemic

For many of us, this year’s university experience has been confined to a computer screen, splitting our time between refreshing OnQ and attending dreaded Zoom lectures.Continue...

The token Black friend

I’ve found that white people are often more worried about being called racist than they are about actually being racist.Continue...

‘February is the month of Black History Month, but it’s also the month of love’

Nicole Osayande, ArtSci '21, launched her YouTube channel and digital community, Black Beauty Tech, this week. Her first full video, titled “Black Women Dating at Predominantly White Institutions,” is a roundtable conversation featuring seven Queen’s students.Continue...

Streaming should be the end of reality TV

If video killed the radio star, then streaming should kill reality television.Continue...

Stop criticizing Olivia Wilde over Harry Styles

Between his androgynous style and ambiguous song lyrics, Harry Styles has always been known as a rule-bender. Recently, however, Styles has gained acclaim for bending a whole new set of rules: those of a younger man dating an older woman.Continue...

Why I fall back into ‘comfort watching’

“Are you still watching?” This is the prompt that appears when Netflix is concerned you’re spending too much time in front of the screen.Continue...

We need more nuanced representations of Muslim women

Whenever we talk about representation of a minority group, we always talk about how to do it ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ It’s no different for Muslim characters—we need them to be perfectly imperfect.Continue...

What it’s like being a ‘Castle Kid’

Back in 2018, I went out on a limb and accepted an offer to do my first year of undergrad at the Queen’s Bader International Study Centre (BISC), located in East Sussex, England, where students go to school at Herstmonceux Castle.Continue...

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